Virtual Classes in Edmonton Area

January 4, 2021 | Blog

A variety of education classes are now available to anyone in the Edmonton area, no referral required.

All of these classes are offered virtually.


Mental Health


Happiness Basics

Learn how to make lifestyle changes and add new habits into your everyday life to boost your overall happiness. Taking Happiness Basics has been shown to increase mood, increase energy levels, and boost physical and mental health.

June 8 for four weeks 1:00 – 3:00 pm Register or call 780-473-7131

Check out ESPCN dates for Happiness Basics


Understanding Depression

Depression can affect anyone at any time in their life. You are not alone! Join this workshop to learn about the signs, symptoms and treatments available to you, including therapy and medication options.

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Journeying Through Grief

Grief is an emotional reaction to loss. There are over 40 different types of losses that we can incur over a lifetime. This class is an action-oriented process to help participants understand what grief and unresolved grief are.  Myths and ineffective behaviours will be addressed while taking healing actions to help you preserve your memories without them turning painful.

April 1 for eight weeks 1:30 – 3:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
April 6 for eight weeks 5:30 – 7:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
May 7 for eight weeks 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Register or call 780-473-7131

Relationships in Motion

Learn skills and strategies to improve their relationships – family, personal, or work. Topics covered in the class include ways to better to understand yourself and the other person, increasing healthy communication, managing conflict and how to cope with intense emotions.

April 5 for eight weeks 1:30 – 3:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
April 16 for eight weeks 1:30 – 3:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131

Anxiety to Calm

Anxiety to Calm is a simple, positive and empowering class. It is for those who want to have an opportunity for a healthy learning process to manage their anxiety. Anxiety to Calm moves people to action. This class teaches low tech and low cost skills that should be accessible to everyone.

April 6 for eight weeks 9:30 – 11:30 am Register or call 780-473-7131
April 14 for eight weeks 10:00 am –12:00 pm Register or call 780-473-7131

Managing Stress

Stress is a fact of life. But not all stress is bad! Learn how to manage day to day, chronic stress and keep yourself feeling in control when your stress levels are off the charts.

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Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety

Have you been called a worrier? Is your mind always racing? You may have anxiety or an anxiety disorder. Learn what you can do to cope and some practical strategies to help keep you feeling calmer. Find out about treatment options including therapy and medications.

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Emotional Regulation

For those who have difficulty controlling their emotions and feels that their behaviour is causing chaos in their life. Learn and practice mindfulness skills to cope with emotionally stressful situations.

April 6 for eight weeks 1:00 – 2:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
May 12 for eight weeks 5:30 – 7:00 pm Register or call 780-473-7131

Check out ESPCN dates for Emotional Regulation


Changeways

Learn practical strategies that will help manage symptoms of depression and anxiety through goal setting, challenging negative thinking habits and addressing lifestyle factors.

April 6 for six weeks 1:30 – 3:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
April 7 for six weeks 5:30 – 7:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
April 22 for six weeks 5:30 – 7:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
May 26 for six weeks 9:30 – 11:00 am Register or call 780-473-7131

Check out ESPCN dates for Changeways including a one-hour information session to learn more about this class.


Mental Wellness 101

If you’ve been struggling with stress, anxiety or depression, this class is a great starting point. In this 30-minute video, we explore some common mental health concerns and teach coping strategies.

On-demand


Workplace Stress & Bullying

If you’re experiencing stress and bullying in the workplace, watch this informative online seminar. We’ll review negative workplace conditions, the causes, and how they affect people’s overall mental and physical level of functioning. Learn what you can do to alleviate the stress, how to handle bullying, and coping mechanisms to get your work-life balance on track.

On-demand


Coping with Anger

Want to learn how to deal with your anger? In this online video, clinicians talk about what causes and maintains anger, help you learn about your own anger styles, and touch on why we get so angry. You’ll be introduced to cognitive behavioural therapy methods of coping and working through anger, and get strategies on how to implement changes in everyday life.

On-demand


Effective Communication

Want to communicate better with the people in your life? In this online two-part class, you’ll learn about different communication styles, setting boundaries, and strategies on how to be assertive and say ‘No’ when you need to.

On-demand


Insomnia

Having trouble sleeping? We can help you understand what affects your ability to fall and stay asleep, and teach you strategies to optimize your sleep habits for longer, deeper, better sleep.

On-demand


Nutrition


Label Reading

Learn to read food labels with the help of a Registered Dietitian. Feel confident in understanding labels, comparing food, and picking healthier options at the store.

On-demand

Check out ESPCNs dates for Label Reading


Meal Planning

Meal planning can help you save time and money and help you eat healthier. Join a Registered Dietitian to learn the steps to successfully plan a week’s worth of meals.

April 12 2:00-3:30 pm Register or call 780-453-3757 ext. 142
May 12 5:30-7:00 pm Register or call 780-453-3757 ext. 142

Check out ESPCN’s dates for Meal Planning


Eating the Mediterranean Way

The Mediterranean diet is an evidence-based diet proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, and helps with weight management. This way of eating is popular in countries such as Greece, Italy, Morocco and Spain. Learn how incorporating foods like vegetables, fruits, lentils, lean proteins and nuts can be beneficial to your health and well-being.
April 13 6:30 – 7:45 pm Register or call 780-453-3757, Ext. 142
April 22 6:00 – 7:30 pm Register or call 780-410-8000
May 14 2:00 – 3:15 pm Register or call 780-453-3757, Ext. 142
May 27 9:00 – 10:30 am Register or call 780-410-8000
June 22 6:00 – 7:30 pm Register or call 780-410-8000

6-Session Obesity Clinic Nutrition Classes

Daily activity tips and weight-loss strategies offered at every session. Patients are encouraged to attend all six sessions and can start during any week as the classes repeat every six sessions. Attend one class or attend all.

April 6 6:30-7:30 pm Register or call 780-960-9533 ext. 234
April 20 6:30-7:30 pm Register or call 780-960-9533 ext. 234
May 4 6:30-7:30 pm Register or call 780-960-9533 ext. 234
May 18 6:30-7:30 pm Register or call 780-960-9533 ext. 234
June 1 6:30-7:30 pm Register or call 780-960-9533 ext. 234
June 15 6:30-7:30 pm Register or call 780-960-9533 ext. 234

Mindful Eating

Learn how to improve your relationship with food by honouring internal cues, observing hunger and fullness, savouring your food and discovering strategies to overcome mindless eating.

March 22 6:00-7:00 pm Register or call 780-443-7477
April 19 6:00-7:30 pm Register or call 780-443-7477
May 17 6:00-7:30 pm Register or call 780-443-7477

Why Nutrition Matters

If you have questions about what to eat or how much to eat, this class could be for you! Learn how your body’s digestive system works, how to space out your meals and include a balance of nutrients in your meals to help you feel full and energized until your next mealtime. This class also covers many popular nutrition and food myths. You’ll leave the class with a better understanding of how to fuel your body to meet your nutrient needs.

April 14 5:30 – 7:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
May 20 1:30 – 3:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
June 18 8:30 – 10:30 am Register or call 780-473-7131

Introduction to Mindful Eating Active Living

If you’ve struggled with being on diets in the past, have frequent food cravings or often feel uncomfortable in your body, this class could be for you. The introductory class offers you a different non-diet approach so that you may better understand why you eat the way you do. You’ll be given tools to help increase a feeling of control over food and satisfaction with eating. The class is designed to give you a different perspective on weight loss with an overall goal of helping you feel at peace with your body.

April 6 8:30 – 10:30 am Register or call 780-473-7131
April 29 5:30 – 7:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
May 3 1:30 – 3:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
May 18 8:30 – 10:30 am Register or call 780-473-7131
June 3 1:30 – 3:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
June 15 8:30 – 10:30 am Register or call 780-473-7131

Heart Health

This class will provide you with a greater understanding of what hypertension and dyslipidemia are and what factors cause them, as well as effective ways to control and treat them. Learn how your diet and medication work to lower your blood pressure and cholesterol to improve your Heart Health.

April 14 2:00 – 3:30 pm Register or call 780-960-9533 ext. 234
May 12 2:00 – 3:30 pm Register or call 780-960-9533 ext. 234
June 9 2:00 – 3:30 pm Register or call 780-960-9533 ext. 234

Protein & Fibre

Are there benefits of getting enough fibre and protein in your diet? If you’re trying to manage your appetite and your weight, there is evidence this can help! A Registered Dietitian will help you evaluate your diet and find practical ways to make sure you are “hitting the mark” for both protein and fibre.

On-demand


Healthy Eating 101

In this online class, you’ll learn about effective healthy eating strategies for general health and for a variety of health conditions – from diabetes to weight management to high cholesterol.

On-demand


Physical Activity & Exercise


Drop In Exercise

Led by an Exercise Specialist, this class focuses on guiding you through low impact stretches and exercises. Each class will focus on a specific muscle group, so you optimize your workout and learn exercises associated with different muscle groups. We do not require medical screenings for participation in this class, so if you have any concerns please contact one of our Exercise Specialists to discuss them.

Every Monday & Thursday up to June 14 1:30 – 2:00 pm Register or call 780-410-8000

Beginner Exercise Class

Beginner workout you can do from your living room. Exercise Specialists will lead you through a fitness session that is good for your heart and muscles. Suitable for all levels of fitness.

Daily Live Class a 12:15 – 12:45 pm. Register online.


Active Living 101

In this 90-minute class you’ll learn about the effects of inactivity, we’ll discuss proper standing and sitting mechanics, physical activity guidelines and SMART goal setting. Register for a live- facilitated class or watch our pre-recorded online class.

April 19 9:00 – 10:30 am Register
May 19 5:00 – 6:30 pm Register
June 21 9:00 – 10:30 am Register
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Diabetes Management


Healthy Eating for Managing Blood Sugars

Learn how to balance different types of food to help manage blood sugars. A Registered Dietitian will answer many questions you have around diabetes including meal timing and portion sizes.

April 19 1:30 – 3:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
April 29 5:30 – 7:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
May 25 8:30 – 10:30 am Register or call 780-473-7131
June 10 5:30 – 7:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
June 24 1:30 – 3:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131

Living with Pre-Diabetes/Diabetes

Learn the health risks related to having pre-diabetes or diabetes. You will also find out what healthy lifestyle changes you can make to better manage your blood sugars.

April 13 5:30 – 7:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
May 20 8:30 – 10:30 am Register or call 780-473-7131
June 15 5:30 – 7:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131

Diabetes 101 – The Basics

Learn about diabetes, how it is treated and the potential problems it can cause to your health. Find out how to make changes to your daily life to help you control diabetes, such as managing your blood sugar level, taking care of your feet and setting personal goals. It is beneficial to take the Diabetes 201 class to learn more about managing your food and lifestyle with diabetes.

April 6 6:00 – 7:30 pm Register or call 780-410-8000
April 21 9:00 – 10:30 am Register or call 780-410-8000
May 3 9:00 – 10:30 am Register or call 780-410-8000
May 20 6:00 – 7:30 pm Register or call 780-410-8000
June 2 2:00 – 3:30 pm Register or call 780-410-8000

Diabetes 201 – Managing Food and Lifestyles with Diabetes

Learn how different foods change your blood sugar and find out how to make snacks and meals so you can better control your blood sugar. We will talk about the importance of physical activity and how to exercise safely. It is beneficial to take the Diabetes 101 class to learn more about living with diabetes.

April 1 1:00 – 2:30 pm Register or call 780-410-8000
April 15 6:00 – 7:30 pm Register or call 780-410-8000
April 28 9:00 – 10:30 am Register or call 780-410-8000
May 13 9:00 – 10:30 am Register or call 780-410-8000
May 25 6:00 – 7:30 pm Register or call 780-410-8000
June 9 2:00 – 3:30 pm Register or call 780-410-8000

Healthy Living


Moving on with Persistent Pain

Learn ways to manage pain including planning your activities to improve stamina and energy while preventing a flare-up. You will also explore the relationship between anxiety and stress and pain levels, along with learning to set goals to change your lifestyle and decrease pain.

March 30 for 8 weeks 1:30 – 3:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131
May 25 for 8 weeks 1:30 – 3:30 pm Register or call 780-473-7131

Let’s Talk Menopause

Dealing with hot flashes, night sweats, trouble sleeping and mood swings related to menopause? Discover ways to help manage these symptoms through lifestyle changes, non-prescription and prescription therapy options, including a detailed discussion on hormone therapy.

April 13 6:00 – 7:30 pm Register or call 780-410-8000
June 4 2:00  – 3:30 pm Register or call 780-410-8000

Osteoporosis

Join us for a relaxing discussion about osteoporosis, where you will learn about commonly used tests and treatment options, as well as gain understanding about your risk factors and how to take steps to improve the health of your bones.

Check back for future dates.


Osteoarthritis

Learn about the symptoms and risks related to arthritis. Find out about essential practices to manage chronic joint symptoms and pain.

April 26 2:00 – 3:30 pm Register or call 780-410-8000
June 22 6:00  – 7:30 pm Register or call 780-410-8000

 


Lung Health


Smoking Cessation

Find support and tools for quitting smoking with the help of trained professionals. Learn strategies to manage cravings and withdrawals, and get tips on dealing with stress and ways to develop a quit plan that works for you.

April 7 for three weeks 6:00 – 7:30pm Register or call 780-960-9533 ext 234
May 5 for three weeks 6:00 – 7:30pm Register or call 780-960-9533 ext 234
June 2 for three weeks 6:00 – 7:30pm Register or call 780-960-9533 ext 234

Check out dates for ESPCN’s Smoking Cessation workshop


Looking for workshops hosted by the Edmonton Southside Primary Care Network?

Edmonton Southside PCN Virtual Workshops